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Bishops reiterate importance of Indigenous meeting with Pope

OTTAWA -- Canada’s bishops remain hopeful that a planned meeting in the Vatican with Indigenous leaders and the Pope will lead to further reconciliation despite the leader of the largest Indigenous organization in Canada saying she will not go to the Vatican. Assembly of First Nations National Chief.. Bishops reiterate importance of Indigenous meeting with Pope : 

Why Canadians need to keep their guard up in the 4th wave — even if they're fully vaccinated

The delta variant has changed the rules of the game — raising the immunity threshold we need to hit, increasing risk in our day-to-day lives and requiring even fully vaccinated Canadians to keep their guard up. Why Canadians need to keep their guard up in the 4th wave — even if they're fully vaccinated | CBC News : 

Why Barry’s Bay could be ‘the perfect incubation box’ — an example of a small town’s vulnerability to the Delta variant

This article is a MUST READ for anyone who has been persuaded to refuse the COVID vaccine. Barry's Bay is a town in the heart of the Pembroke Diocese where I serve as a priest. Unfortunately, it's also the home for LifeSiteNews, an online website that purports to promote the pro-life agenda but has morphed into a trumpet for the extreme right-wing of the Catholic Church. Its local influence has led to Barry's Bay becoming a dangerous hotspot where the Delta variant of the COVID virus is running rampant putting people of all ages at risk. This article makes all too clear how its influence endangers lives far more than doing anything productive to protect it.  Why Barry’s Bay could be ‘the perfect incubation box’ — an example of a small town’s vulnerability to the Delta variant

This is Your Fight Song (Rachel Platten Scottish Cover)

This is Your Fight Song (Rachel Platten Scottish Cover) - The Piano Guys - YouTube

‘Fox and Friends’ hosts claimed Catholic Charities profits from helping migrants. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Accusing Catholic Charities of having a “profit motive,” the talking heads of Fox News showed a misunderstanding of the agency’s essential role in providing social services, writes Kevin Clarke. ‘Fox and Friends’ hosts claimed Catholic Charities profits from helping migrants. That couldn’t be further from the truth. | America Magazine : 

Sask. Catholic bishops resurrect fundraising campaign for residential school survivors

Catholic bishops in Saskatchewan are restarting fundraising efforts for residential school survivors and their families. The announcement follows calls for a church boycott until the $25 million fundraising goal made by church bodies in the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement is achieved. Sask. Catholic bishops resurrect fundraising campaign for residential school survivors | CBC News : 

'True truth and reconciliation:' Cowessess grave site to get upgrades (from June 2019)

Here's an interesting article in the wake of the tragic news from Saskatchewan regarding the 'discovery' of the 750+ graves that's worth reading. It's from 3 years ago and announced that the Archdiocese of Regina donated $70,000 to repair and upgrade the cemetery where these children were buried.  If you read it you will see that while the media suggests that this is a 'discovery' of 'unknown' graves, the First Nation and the Church have know of the cemeteries existence for many years and that the Church gave the money to aid in the restoration as act of reconciliation for the harm that was done at that residential school.  While this in no way diminishes the gravity and horror of so many children dying while separated from their families throughout the years with the complicit participation of the Church, it does demonstrate that the all parties knew of the existence of these graves and that the local Catholic diocese was working towards obtaining a